Dates & Rates

2020 Nature Adventures Camp Online Registration is open.
Please review Registration Policies & Procedures before registering. 


The 2020 Nature Adventures Camp will run from June 22 to August 28, for ten one-week sessions.


Camp rates are divided into member and nonmember pricing. Typically, nonmember rates are $70 higher than member rates, the cost of a membership to the South Shore Natural Science Center. South Shore YMCA members are automatically members of the South Shore Natural Science Center.

Tadpoles MWF

Age 3:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday  –  Half-day
$150 members, $205 non-members

Tadpoles T/TH

Age 3:  Tuesday, Thursday – Half-day
$110 members, $165 non-members


Ages 4-5: Monday through Friday – Half-day
$230 members, $300 non-members


Entering Grade K: Monday through Friday – Full-day
$345 members, $415 non-members


Entering Grade 1: Monday through Friday – Full-day
$345 members, $415 non-members


Entering Grades 2-3: Monday through Friday – Full-day
$345 members, $415 non-members


Entering Grades 4-6: Monday through Friday – Full-day
$345 members, $415 non-members

Specialty Camps

Entering Grades 5-8:  Monday through Friday – Full-day (includes an off-site field trip)

–Fetch! With SSNSC:  Week 4
$385 members, $455 non-members

–Vet School Camp – Terrestrial Animals: Week 5
$385 members, $455 non-members

–Vet School Camp – Marine Animals: Week 6
$385 members, $455 non-members

–Flying Machines: Week 9
$385 members, $455 non-members


Ages 12-15:  Monday through Friday – Full-day
2 Week Sessions – $375 members, $445 non-members per session

Extended Day*

Before Care:  M-F, 8-9am, $47 members, $57 non-members
Lunch Bunch: M-F, 12-1 pm, for half-day campers:
–Chipmunks:  $47 members, $57 non-members
–Tadpoles:  $33 members, $43 non-members
After Care II, M-F, 3:30-5:30pm, for full-day campers, $85 members, $95 non-members


Add Ons:

Science Center family membership, $70. Please see our membership page for more details.

In order to register online at the member rate, SSNSC/SSYMCA Memberships must be active prior to registration.

Questions?  Please call or email Kim Crespi,, 781.3659.2559 x206


Campership Donations

campers-counselor-owlHelp a child attend camp!

Each year we offer a limited amount of ‘camperships’ to families who could not otherwise attend camp.

We can only do this through your generosity.

To Donate to the ‘Send a kid to Camp’  please contact Chris Jacobs, Executive Director at 781.659.2559 ext. 204

Financial Assistance

The South Shore YMCA strives to serve the entire community. Financial Assistance is available to those who cannot afford fees. Assistance is awarded based on the need demonstrated by household income and/or extenuating circumstances and the funds available. Monies used to fund Financial Assistance are made possible through charitable donations to our Annual Support Campaign. Contact Kim Crespi at 781-659-2559, or click HERE for an application.

Please note: Financial assistance must be finalized prior to registering for camp. The approval process may take up to 2 weeks. Camp registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.